Tuesday , 24 April 2018

National News

Include ancient Indian traditions in education system: Dalai Lama

PTI NEW DELHI Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today called for the revival of the ancient Indian traditions and for integrating them with the modern education system, saying doing so would help fight issues such as war and global warming. The 82-year-old monk was delivering a lecture on ‘Role of Ethics and Culture in Promoting Global Peace and Harmony’ ... Read More »

14 Naxals killed in Gadchiroli encounter

PTI MUMBAI Fourteen Naxals were killed on Sunday in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a senior official said. He said that a team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, carried out the operation. “Fourteen Naxals were killed in the encounter. The combing operations are still on,” said inspector general of police ... Read More »

Death for rape of girls below 12

PTI   NEW DELHI The Union cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, amid a nationwide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua and Surat and the rape of a girl in Unnao. New fast-track courts will be set ... Read More »

Govt moves to crack down on economic fugitives

IANS   NEW DELHI In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape abroad, the Union cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of the properties of the economic offenders. The decision to issue the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 was taken at a meeting of the cabinet presided over ... Read More »

PM asks babus to make the best of technology

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed concern over procedural delays in processing files and asked bureaucrats to make the best of technology to bring change in the common man’s life. Participatory democracy is a must for the development of the nation, he said at an event here. “According to Hindu mythology, one attains ‘moksha’ (salvation) ... Read More »

9 Punjab ministers sworn in amid heartburn

PTI   CHANDIGARH Nine new Punjab cabinet ministers were sworn in at the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday as three Congress MLAs quit their party posts after being ignored in the first expansion of the year-old Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government. Ministers of State Aruna Chaudhary and Razia Sultana were also elevated as cabinet ministers. Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore ... Read More »

SC disturbed at MPs raising CJI impeachment issue in public

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday said it was “very disturbed” at the course of developments involving public statements by the Members of Parliament (MPs) on the removal of the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The observations were made during the hearing of a petition, a few hours before the Congress and other opposition parties submitted a ... Read More »

Ordinance likely for death penalty for rape of children up to 12 years

PTI   NEW DELHI An ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping a child up to 12 years of age is likely to come up before the Union Cabinet on Saturday. Against the backdrop of outrage over the incidents of rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, the government plans to bring ... Read More »

Protestors block train services in WB

KOLKATA Blockades demanding justice in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases led to severe disruption of train services of the South-Eastern Railway on Friday, affecting thousands of passengers. The agitations were held in two phases at Chengail and Uluberia stations in the Howrah-Kharagpur section, leading to cancellation of 28 pairs of suburban trains, an SER spokesman said. Altogether 19 mail/express ... Read More »

UP CM Yogi Adityanath a hit on Facebook

PTI LUCKNOW The Facebook page of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been judged the most popular among all other chief ministers in the country. In the ranking released by the social networking platform, Adityanath’s page beat those of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani to emerge as the most popular. “We recently released ... Read More »